Flood claims 24 lives in 24 hours, death toll rises to 68

Thursday, 23 June 2022

A total of 24 people have died due to floods in different parts of the country in 24 hours till Thursday morning, raising the total fatalities to 68.

Of them, 23 are from the Sylhet division alone, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Among the deceased, 20 people have died by drowning in floodwater, two died in lightning strikes and one in diarrhea, reports UNB.

The deaths were recorded from May 17 to June 23.

Among a total of 185 flood-affected upazilas, 29 upazilas are in Sylhet division, 16 in Rangpur division, 19 in Mymensingh division and one in Chattogram division.

Sylhet, Sunamganj, Netrokona and Kurigram are the worst-hit districts where 13, 11, 10 and 9 upazilas were affected by floods respectively.

A total of 872 flood shelters have been opened, while 2,006 medical teams are working to provide various health services to the flood-affected people.